August 2013


The Best Little Checkpoint in Texas

Jul 15, 2013 By Al Reinert

A dramatic increase in border security over the past six years has made the Sierra Blanca inspection station one of the nation’s toughest. And I oughta know.


Happy Trails

Jul 15, 2013 By Erica Grieder

Rick Perry’s legacy will rise and fall on the “Texas miracle.” Is it real? If so, should he get the credit?

Capitol Gains

Jul 15, 2013 By Jake Silverstein

Politics can usually be described along the same lines as that old cliché about the weather: if you don’t like it, just wait five minutes and it’ll change. The will of the electorate is fickle, as constant in its attachment to any particular politician as to any particular variety of breakfast…


5 Things You’ll Be Talking About in August

Jul 15, 2013 By Jeff Salamon

1.  Abbott Forming The moment Rick Perry announced that he was not running for a fourth full term as governor, all eyes turned to Attorney General Greg Abbott, who instantly became the most powerful Republican in the state. The 55-year-old Wichita Falls native has long been viewed as a serious…


Come Padre

Jul 15, 2013 By Jordan Breal

Whether man-made or natural, the charms of South Padre Island are pretty much impossible to resist (especially after a couple of turbo piña coladas).